Washington State Laws


Summary:

An AED acquirer must ensure expected users receive CPR/AED training, maintain and test the AED according to the manufacturer's guidelines, notify EMS of the location of the AED, and provide for a licensed physician medical direction of the AED program. An AED/defibrillator is required in all dental offices that administer anesthesia or sedatives. Good Samaritan protection from civil immunity is provided for rescuers, as well as for ""all other persons and entities providing services under this section"" (so likely AED acquirers and physicians directing AED programs as well). School districts must provide CPR/AED training to all high school students prior to graduation.


Requirements Required Reference Description
State specific Rx required* X
Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users Check 70.54.310(3) A person who uses a defibrillator at the scene of an emergency and all other persons and entities providing services under this section are immune from civil liability for any personal injury that results from any act or omission in the use of the defibrillator in an emergency setting.
Good Samaritan protection for TRAINED users only X
Medical Direction requried Check 70.54.310(2)(c) Upon acquiring a defibrillator, medical direction is enlisted by the acquirer from a licensed physician in the use of the defibrillator and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
State Specific Medical Direction required X
AED routinely maintained and/or tested Check 70.54.310(2)(b) The defibrillator is maintained and tested by the acquirer according to the manufacturer’s operational guidelines.
Training required for expected users Check 70.54.310(2)(a) Expected defibrillator users receive reasonable instruction in defibrillator use and cardiopulmonary resuscitation by a course approved by the department of health.
Response Plan or Protocols X
Notification to local 911/Dispatch agency X
Notification to local EMS agency Check 70.54.310(2)(d) The person or entity who acquires a defibrillator shall notify the local emergency medical services organization about the existence and the location of the defibrillator.
Registration or notification with State or other agency X
Provide Post Use data to EMS X
Facilities required to have AEDs Check Dental Offices WAC 246‐817‐722, Offices providing general anesthesia/deep sedation 246-817-770(5)(g)(xi) Dental Offices - 246‐817‐722, Dental Offices providing general anesthesia/deep sedation - 246-817-770(5)(g)(xi)
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